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Monday, February 24, 2014

Oh hey! A Sale!! What's In Your Cart?

There is nothing I love more than a good sale. Most of my weekends are spent couponing or browsing the clearance rack looking for bargains at my favorite stores.  However, finding therapy materials on a tight budget can be somewhat difficult.  That is why I love when Teachers Pay Teachers throws a sale (they only have a few site-wide sales per year).  It is a great way to get quality therapy materials at a discount.  Guess What?? Teachers Pay Teachers is throwing a sale Thursday (2/27) and Friday (2/28) of THIS WEEK!!!  During the sale you can save up to 28% on your purchases by entering the code TPT3 when you check out.

Many thanks to Jenna from Speech Room News for hosting the "What's In Your Cart?" linky. Now I can share with you some of the materials I plan on adding to my collection during this sale. 

 
 
So.. What's In My Cart??
 

 
St. Patrick's Day Glyphs from The Speech Bubble
 
I purchased the Winter Glyphs from The Speech Bubble and my students loved tthe different glyph options.  I can't wait to add this version to my classroom. 


 
Flip It For Apraxia from GoldCountrySLP
 
 I can never have to many Apraxia materials.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Catch A Leprechaun Craftivity from A Cupcake for the Teacher
 
 
 
While you are browsing stop by my store I have a few things you may be interested in purchasing.
 
I am so ready for Spring! I recently added these Spring materials to my store!
 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Spring-What-Do-You-See-A-Vocabulary-Matching-Book-1116277
 
 
 

 
I also have this Articulation packet in my store.  
 

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/An-Articulation-Center-for-Initial-p-b-and-m-1095491 
 
 
 
Remember to stop by Teachers Pay Teachers this Thursday and Friday to catch the sale. 
 
 
 
I would love to know What's In Your Cart?
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

African Folktales in Speech + A Freebie

This was our first "real" week in school since the beginning of the month.  We were off Monday and Tuesday for President's Day but we didn't have any snow days! So I decided to introduce some African folktales to my students.  I love folktales for their plot twists and interesting characters.
 
One of the folktales that my students really enjoyed was "How Zebras Got Their Stripes". After reading, we completed different activities to reinforce their learning objectives.
 


We reviewed story elements by answering questions using these cards I put together.
 
 
We also practiced sentence construction using Jungle Build A Sentence.
 



 
Some of my younger students worked on simple vocabulary identification and identification by description.
 
 
 
 

I used this Safari Bingo set to get my students to identify vocabulary by description. I gave a description of one of the words on the bingo board and my students found the word based on the description.  This small bingo set is available for you to use in my Google Drive here.
 
We also made these cute zebra crafts.
 
 

 
Do you use any folktales in your instruction?
 
 
Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
 
 

 
 
 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Pinterest Round Up

http://www.pinterest.com/speechchicblog/st-paddys/
 

If you are anything like me then Pinterest just might be an addiction.  I love browsing Pinterest for home, fashion, and of course teaching ideas. Lately, I've been pinning lots of ideas for St. Patrick's Day and I wanted to share them with all of you. 
 
Links to the original blog post/product page are provided below each picture.
 
If you have been following my blog for awhile then it's no secret that I LOVE using pictures books in therapy.  They can be used to target a variety of therapy goals like vocabulary building, listening comprehension, oral retelling, social language, etc. I pinned the two books below and I can't wait to use them this year.  
 
The Night Before St. Patrick's Day
 
 
Bright Baby Touch and Feel St Patrick's Day
 
 
 
I also love to make crafts with my students to work on following oral and written directions.
 
 
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/371406300491677733/
 
 
Texture Collage Shamrock by: No Time For Flashcards
 
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/371406300491676792/
 
Paper Plate Leprechaun by: She Knows Parenting
 
 
It is always great when I can find fun writing ideas!
 
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/371406300491680054/
 
Catch a Leprechaun by: A Cupcake For The Teacher
 
 
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/371406300491796694/
 
If I Were A Leprechaun by: Jungle Learners
 
Follow me on Pinterest to see what else I've pinned for St. Patrick's Day.
 
I'm off to plan for my African Folktales Week! (more on that later!)
 
 
 
 

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Football Fun!

 


Hi Friends
The past few weeks were full of excitement in my speech room! We learned about the football and talked about the upcoming Super Bowl! Believe it or not, many of my students knew very little about the Super Bowl or football in general. 




 

We began by using my "What's Buzz Word" visuals to define different football related words.  




http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Whats-The-Buzzword-Graphic-Organizer-for-Vocabulary-1051063
 

 
 

Using these visuals has helped my students who struggle with vocabulary SO much.
 

I also found 2 great games on TPT from Crazy Speech World and The Speech Bubble
 
My students found the Quarterback Comprehension Cards to be absolutely hilarious.
 




The Football Listening Comprehension Cards really got my 2nd graders thinking and focused on details. 
 

 


On Fun Friday, we made these super cute Seattle Seahawk and Denver Bronco players.  I grabbed this idea from Craptastic Crafts For Kids! ( I love that name BTW). We also made predictions about who we thought would win the Super Bowl!
 

 



 
Have a great Super Bowl Weekend!